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Regional Weather Forecast
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
458 AM CDT Thu May 23 2019 /358 AM MDT Thu May 23 2019/

Look for mainly dry conditions across the region today with
highs in the 50s and 60s. Rain chances will increase over western
South Dakota this afternoon. Rain will then spread across the
region tonight and Friday. There may be some isolated afternoon
and evening thunderstorms over the eastern Dakotas and Minnesota
Friday. Highs Friday will range from the mid 50s over western
North Dakota, to the mid 70s across southern South Dakota and
southern Minnesota. The weekend will start out dry across most of
the region Saturday but showers and thunderstorms will enter the
forecast again Sunday and Monday.

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JONES County, South Dakota Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

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Hourly Observations For JONES County
500 AM CDT THU MAY 23 2019


SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
RAPID CTY ARPT CLOUDY    40  37  89 SW5       30.07R                  
PIERRE         MOCLDY    43  42  97 W7        30.00R                  
CUSTER         CLOUDY    34  29  82 N5        30.06R WCI  30          
PHILIP         CLOUDY    42  42 100 W5        30.05R                  
PINE RIDGE     FAIR      34  30  85 SW5       30.09R WCI  30          
SPEARFISH      CLOUDY    39  36  87 W8        30.08R                  
WINNER         FAIR      41  37  86 W8        30.03R                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in South Dakota
Based on observations at 400am CDT, Thursday May 23, 2019

Across South Dakota...temperatures are near 42 degrees west, near 46 degrees central, and near 49 degrees east. Current sky conditions are not available west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the west at 3 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to not available. Winds are from the west at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 6 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at HURON and BROOKINGS. The lowest temperature is 29 degrees at CUSTER .


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Hazardous Weather Outlook For JONES County,SD

407 AM CDT Thu May 23 2019 /307 AM MDT Thu May 23 2019/

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight, but no severe weather
is anticipated. Lightning would be the main hazard.  

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

A few storms are expected early Friday, and again Sunday night. At
this time no severe weather is expected.  

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For JONES County, SD
457 AM CDT Thu May 23 2019

EARLY THIS MORNING
Partly cloudy. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

TODAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 60. West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY
Windy. Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph increasing to southwest 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph decreasing to around 5 mph after midnight.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows around 50.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

MEMORIAL DAY
Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For South Dakota

                             S DAKOTA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAY 28-JUN 1 MAY 30-JUN 5    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below      Below                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

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MAY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1878...
An F4 tornado struck Mineral Point, WI killing 17 and injuring 45. A record 
book was carried 60 miles from a schoolhouse. In Primrose Township, the 
deed to Chandler Farm was found 10 miles away. (NWS Louisville)
...1882...
An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches
reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Hollis OK soared from a morning low of 70 degrees to an
afternoon high of 110 degrees to establish a state record for the month of
May. (The Weather Channel)
...2000...
An F3 tornado moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield 
KY. An F0 tornado was spotted at Priceville KY. An F0 tornado touched down 
briefly in Taylor County. (NWS Louisville)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky